Reese’s Yellow and Gray Nursery

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This yellow and gray nursery is the perfect space to welcome our newest addition, our daughter Reese, to the family.

Design Inspiration

It really started with the bedding I found at Pottery barn. I loved the soft yellow with the chevron gray. I originally thought I would incorporate another color within the nursery but as it came together, I really liked the simplicity of the yellow, white, and gray. By leaving the color scheme simple, I was able to play with different textures and patterns to add interest.

Decorating Style

I wanted something that was soft, chic, and feminine for our daughter. While I wanted it to be functional for a baby, I also wanted a space that my daughter could grow into. Not just a nursery, but a room I could see a little girl liking as well.

Project Details

The walls in this room used to be an awful pink color. The first step was to pick the perfect gray color. We used Valspar paint with built-in primer. Two coats of paint covered the walls well. The bedding and lamp bases are from Pottery Barn. The lamp shades are from Lowes. I ordered the super comfy chair and ottoman from JCPenny. The curtains and small bookshelf are from Target. The polka-dot fabric decals and the framed prints were ordered from shops on Etsy. I used a large construction ruler with a built in level to apply the decals evenly on the wall. Using fabric decals was really great, because they could be easily moved after applying them to the wall. The changing table was my son's. It used to be a dark wood but I refinished it in white with yellow ombre drawers to match her room. The would had to be sanded very well. I used BIN primer (purchased at Lowes) and two coats of white paint. I rolled as much as possible and used a brush for the trim. For the drawers, I selected 3 varying shades of yellow from the same paint chip card and got "samples" from Lowes. The sample sizes were more than enough paint for the drawers and inexpensive. The "R" monogram was purchased on clearance from Hobby Lobby. The bunting was handmade using different strips of fabric and attaching to a yellow ribbon. The "mobile" hanging above the chair is made of pre-made paper lanterns and flower poms both purchased at Hobby Lobby as well as hand-made garland that was made from paper circle punch-outs that were sewn together. They were attached to the ceiling using hook screws and fishing line.

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the polka-dot feature wall, the fabric bunting, and the refinished changing table. All of these were DIY projects and I was really pleased with the outcome.


For me, it was all about finding one thing that I really liked and building ideas around it. I wanted the nursery to have a certain "feel" when I walked into the room and I choose pieces that I responded to with that emotion.

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